What is the role of a molecular biologist? 

Molecular biologists are experts in the field of biology, specializing in the study of cellular and molecular processes at the genetic level. Their primary responsibility is to conduct research and experiments to understand the structure, function, and regulation of genes and proteins. molecular biologists contribute to advancements in biotechnology, genetics, medicine, and various other scientific fields.

 

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Account Manager

undefined: Montreal

undefined: Research Facilities

undefined: Sales

undefined: 2 undefined

Responsibilities Maintain and create relationships with specific chain accounts on a daily basis for anglophone customers located outside of Quebec. Undertake overnight travel (mainly within North America) Discuss, meet, and travel to customers to understand their needs (products, services, programs, etc.) regularly for anglophone customers located outside of Quebec. Work with the market analysis team to identify where our equipment could be needed. Identify, prospect, and meet potential customers regularly for anglophone customers located outside of Quebec. Conduct cold calls to buyers to secure appointments to sell Hardt equipment regularly for anglophone buyers located outside of Quebec. Participate in trade shows to promote the company. Prepare presentations on new items. Collaborate with the team to coordinate efforts to introduce new products to customers. Track order status and develop contingency plans if problems arise. Verify and analyze required reports by accounts. Hold regular (weekly or bi-weekly) account meetings. Work with colleagues to develop, execute, and evaluate new plans for expanding sales.

Turnaround Operations Planner

undefined: Kitimat

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Planning & Control

undefined: 5 undefined

Coordinate and oversee the turnover process for all systems within the plant, ensuring compliance with project schedules and quality standards. Collaborate with construction, engineering, and operations teams to develop a comprehensive turnover plan, including the identification of systems, system boundaries, and turnover packages. Monitor and track the status of turnover packages, ensuring that all required documentation, testing, and inspections have been completed. Conduct regular meetings with stakeholders to provide updates on the turnover progress, address any issues or concerns, and ensure alignment among all parties involved. Coordinate with vendors and contractors to schedule and facilitate the required inspections and tests for each system, ensuring timely completion and accurate documentation. Collaborate with the commissioning team to ensure a smooth handover of systems, providing all necessary information and documentation required for the startup phase. Review and validate turnover documentation, including turnover packages, as-built drawings, and operating manuals, to ensure accuracy and completeness. Maintain a comprehensive turnover database or system, tracking all relevant information, documentation, and progress for easy retrieval and reference. Participate in pre-commissioning and commissioning activities as required, providing support and expertise to ensure the successful startup of systems.

Maintenance Readiness - Vendor Data Specialist

undefined: Saskatoon

undefined: Mining

undefined: Operations & Maintenance

undefined: 5 undefined

Responsibilities Reviewing vendor data for site equipment and working with vendors to gather missing information. Reviewing vendor data in the document management system, including O&M manuals, drawings, and spares lists. Engaging with all teams in maintenance readiness to identify additional information required from vendors. Actively engaging with vendors to gather information on the purchased equipment. Leveraging vendors to understand equipment maintainability provisions and Operations and Maintenance manual data availability to complete strategies, work instructions, and spares as per OEM instructions. Experience engaging people and creating an environment of trust and collaboration amongst a multi-disciplinary team. Adaptable to changing priorities and emerging issues. Responsive to the team's needs with the ability to adjust based on feedback. Requirements Minimum of 10 years of operational experience in industrial facility maintenance execution, including supervision, planning, or maintenance activity-related continuous improvement. Experience in maintenance planning. Proficiency in online collaboration platforms such as WebEx Teams and Microsoft Teams. Proficiency in all Office 365 environments, particularly Word, Excel, and SharePoint. Exposure to continuous improvement programs. Strong schedule management and adherence capabilities. Preferred: Experience with Potash or Mineral Industry-related equipment types. Experience in warehouse management. Familiarity with FMEA-based maintenance strategy development. Exposure to continuous improvement methodologies. Understanding of Management of Change principles. Knowledge of spares management. Experience with SAP or comparable CMMS systems.

Mechanical - Static Planner

undefined: Kitimat

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 5 undefined

Preparing necessary documents (Work package) needed for field execution e.g., reference documents such as equipment manuals, drawings, task checklists, inspection, test plans, etc. Coordinate with CLIENT Static Engineers for the preparation of Weekly and shutdown maintenance job planning and scheduling activities. Verify that the Notification and Work Orders received in the system from various plants /locations and validate that all necessary jobs have been scheduled according to the priorities and resource availability. Monitoring critical dates for work in planning queue, such as start/completion dates, and informing interfaces regarding deviation and deferrals as required. Identify spare parts for the Static equipment as per the OEM recommendation, determine quantities. Prepare specification of the spare parts for non-stock procurement for the job as well as for the inventory stock. Conduct tabletop for complex scope. Discusses all complex, e.g., multi-trade, high effort, high value, and safety critical corrective maintenance work with the maintenance and production team to improve the quality of the work pack. Build material database for new material request through MMRF (Material Master Request Form) Provides guidance for efficient and effective execution of the required scope by identifying a logical sequence of job tasks in Primavera. Plan major overhaul, shutdown and Turnaround activities in co-ordination with production and other department officials. Provides realistic estimates for duration of each activity leading to optimized efficiency. Perform job site visits to confirm existing field conditions and engagement with production as requested. Ensure Risks (safety, environment, and costs) are identified and mitigated. Evaluate feedback from execution regarding level of detail, accuracy of plans, actual hours to complete tasks to reduce labor cost. Incorporating improvements from work order feedback coming from the frontline, such as updating task lists, BOMs, materials data, etc. Work in Liaison with CLIENT Engineers to Carryout technical evaluations of contractor bids for supply, services and contract agreements. Conduct Technical discussion with vendors for clarification and other technical requirements. Maintain and update maintenance histories for equipment and systems in assigned area. Co-ordinate with other discipline Planners, Maintenance engineers for the Preparation of manpower forecast, spare parts, equipment and timing in order to optimize the utilization of down time of plant. Develop PM plan and seek approval from superiors, Implement it with effective scheduling techniques. Define milestones, major activities, relationship between activities and create budget estimates to achieve target date as agreed with clients with appropriate software. Coordinate with Turnaround section to periodically monitor and analyze the status of TA activities and assist in scheduling and execution of critical jobs. Coordinate and liaise with contractors for the execution of projects and validate the project performance within the set parameters. Perform site inspection on regular basis and to follow-up work progress and ensure the works are as per approved schedule. Ensure timely and accurate posting of all data related to maintenance planning for the assigned section in SAP in line with defined protocol and procedures. Ensure compliance to all Quality, Health, Safety and Environment procedures. Collaborate with HSE and Quality on related issues such as process safety, maintaining and updating system documentation and continues improvement system to achieve target standards. Perform other similar duties such as observing safety rules and regulations, follow quality procedures as prescribed. Prepare Permit to Work for the assigned jobs Work with Scheduler to develop and optimize a working schedule based on Operations needs

Project Cost Control Specialist

undefined: Kamloops

undefined: Mining

undefined: Cost Control & Procurement

undefined: 3 undefined

Responsible for developing and/or reviewing project cost controls management plans, both internal and from service providers. Responsible for preparation and application of the project specific procedures and guidelines for project cost controls in alignment with the Project Procedures Manual (PPM) and project set-up requirements. Responsible for ensuring the Project Development Group (PDG) Cost Standard is properly applied and followed on the project with respect to project cost control. Responsible to manage the project budget, project accruals, and maintain the project cost data in the cost management system. Responsible for aligning the project work breakdown structure (WBS), code of accounts (COA) and project cost elements (CE), as applicable. Responsible for invoice review on project scopes. Responsible for Appropriation Request (AR) review and the creation of incurred and cash flow graphs for inclusion in the document. Responsible for project commitment authorization in advance of PO or contract awards, or any change orders impacting a PO or contract. Responsible for developing project forecast information and maintaining the data in the cost management system. Responsible for the change management of costs, trending against the project baseline Responsible to develop and maintain project commitment, incurred and cash flow data. Responsible for applying productivity performance and earned value measurement methodology in project analysis. Responsible for development, application, and reporting of the project contingency strategy. Responsible for developing monthly reports and presentations. Responsible to provide support and interface with Project Accounting and/or Business Unit Finance groups, including assistance with project capitalization. Responsible for the completion and gathering of all project stage information for inclusion in the in-house project database. Assist with the development, modification and/or implementation of project cost controls techniques and methods. Transfer learning from actual project cost control implementation into the improvement of company guidelines and procedures

Patient Program Manager

undefined: Calgary Region

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Medical

undefined: 2 undefined

Serve as the main contact for physicians in the program. Educate physicians and staff about program services. Provide therapy guidelines and manage reimbursement expectations. Review patient charts to complete the necessary paperwork for coverage. Assist doctors with Special Authorization forms, enrollments, and prescription renewals. Keep physicians updated on their patients' progress. Customize program elements based on physician needs. Identify risks and promote quality improvements. Collaborate with team members to coordinate patient care. Attend physician meetings with sales reps and Continuous Medical Education events. Travel regularly to physician offices. Report adverse events and perform other assigned duties.

Regulatory Affairs Manager (Oncology)

undefined: Mississauga

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Regulatory

undefined: 3 undefined

Regulatory Strategy Development: Formulate and implement regulatory strategies to secure rapid product approvals with optimal labeling for oncology products. Portfolio Management: Oversee a portfolio of oncology products, preparing, submitting, and gaining approval for regulatory documents (e.g., NDSs, SNDSs, CTAs, NCs) within stringent timelines. Compliance Assurance: Ensure adherence to Health Canada regulations, industry standards, and internal guidelines, aligning with organizational objectives. Relationship Building: Establish and maintain strong relationships with Health Canada officials to expedite submission approvals, achieve competitive labeling, and resolve regulatory issues. Cross-functional Collaboration: Communicate and collaborate with various local and global teams, influencing them to meet regulatory objectives effectively. Issue Resolution: Identify and address issues related to assigned projects or products, ensuring timely and effective solutions. Regulatory Interpretation: Interpret and apply Canadian regulations, guidelines, and policies to regulatory activities. Mentorship and Training: Mentor and train junior staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development. Continuous Improvement: Apply innovative and creative problem-solving techniques to enhance submission preparation and product approval processes, continuously seeking efficiencies. Risk Management: Act with integrity and demonstrate a strong risk management perspective, ensuring compliance and quality in all regulatory activities.

Field Service Representative

undefined: Labrador City

undefined: Water & Waste Management

undefined: Recruitment

undefined: 1 undefined

As a Field Service Representative, you will be responsible for providing on-site technical service including but not limited to conducting chemical tests, equipment maintenance, inventory management, technical recommendations, and detailed reporting. Support clients on-site with their applications/equipment, follow-up tests, water testing, testing machinery, etc. Routine service visits, planning the visits, making own schedule, contacting clients, working when required on on-site 'emergencies' at client locations. Basic reporting (visit logs, must record their hours). Conducting chemical tests, equipment maintenance, inventory management, and technical recommendations.

Advanced Process Control Engineer

undefined: Fort McMurray

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 4 undefined

Responsibilities Maintain of a subset of our APC install base, including performance monitoring, troubleshooting, and updates to models and control strategies. Lead Advanced Process Control projects, including feasibility study, designing, risk assessment, step test, modelling, application commissioning, benefit assessment, operator training, documentation, and turnover. Collaborate within the APC team to improve overall APC maturity, including updates to APC standards and guidelines as well as the regional APC roadmap. Build strong relationships with key customers and suppliers including operations, process engineering, control systems teams, vendors and contractors in order to advance APC opportunities. Facilitate APC competency development and provide coaching and mentorship. Requirements 10+ years of experience in process control, including experience with Advanced Process Control Experience designing, installing, configuring, commissioning, and maintaining APC applications within commercially available APC suites (especially Aspen, Honeywell, and/or DeltaV software) Data analytics and data analysis experience A bachelor's degree in engineering and/or post-graduate studies in Process Control, Computer Science or Mathematics Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) A valid driver's license and a clean driving record

Contracts Lead

undefined: Calgary

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Cost Control & Procurement

undefined: 4 undefined

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Contracts Lead to join our team. The Contracts Lead will be responsible for overseeing the entire lifecycle of contracts within the organization, ensuring compliance with legal standards, company policies, and industry regulations. This role requires a keen eye for detail, excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Key Responsibilities: Contract Management: Lead the development, review, negotiation, and execution of a variety of contracts including, but not limited to, vendor agreements, client contracts, NDAs, and partnership agreements. Compliance: Ensure all contracts comply with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and liabilities in contracts and propose mitigation strategies. Negotiation: Lead contract negotiations with clients, vendors, and partners to secure the best possible terms for the organization. Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with internal stakeholders including legal, finance, procurement, and operations teams to ensure contract terms align with organizational objectives and requirements. Process Improvement: Develop and implement standardized contract management processes and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all contract negotiations, approvals, and modifications. Training & Development: Provide training and guidance to team members and other departments on contract-related matters. Reporting: Prepare and present regular reports on contract status, compliance, and other relevant metrics to senior management.

What do molecular biologists do? 

Molecular biologists are involved in various essential tasks to advance our understanding of biological processes and develop innovative solutions. They collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, including geneticists, biochemists, biotechnologists, and medical researchers, to explore and uncover molecular mechanisms related to specific biological phenomena.

 

Molecular biologists design and perform experiments, such as DNA sequencing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gene cloning, and gene expression analysis. Through these experiments, they aim to elucidate the functions of genes and the interactions between proteins, as well as their roles in health and disease.

 

Additionally, they play a key role in genetic research, studying gene mutations and variations to identify their implications for diseases and genetic disorders. They also work on understanding the molecular basis of drug responses and interactions, which is vital for the development of personalized medicine.

 

Furthermore, molecular biologists contribute to advancements in biotechnological applications, such as genetic engineering, synthetic biology, and gene editing techniques like CRISPR-Cas9. Their work helps to develop new therapeutic strategies, enhance agricultural practices, and address environmental challenges.

What are the required skills for a molecular biologist? 

To excel as a molecular biologist, individuals must possess an array of skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities are essential for designing experiments, analyzing complex data sets, and interpreting molecular interactions. Excellent communication skills are necessary for collaborating with interdisciplinary teams, presenting research findings at conferences, and publishing scientific papers.

 

In-depth knowledge of molecular biology principles, genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics is vital for conducting advanced research and interpreting molecular data accurately. Laboratory techniques such as DNA and RNA extraction, gel electrophoresis, gene cloning, and PCR are also fundamental skills for conducting experiments in molecular biology.

 

In addition, strong attention to detail and organization skills are crucial for maintaining accurate records, managing laboratory resources, and adhering to safety protocols in the laboratory.

Where do molecular biologists work? 

Molecular biologists can find job opportunities in various sectors, including academic institutions, research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, and government agencies. They may also work in healthcare settings, contributing to medical research and diagnostics.

 

Common molecular biologist responsibilities 

  • Lead and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in molecular biology research projects;

  • Design and perform experiments to study gene functions, protein interactions, and genetic variations;

  • Analyze complex molecular data to gain insights into biological processes;

  • Contribute to genetic research and identify implications for diseases and genetic disorders;

  • Contribute to biotechnological applications, such as genetic engineering and gene editing techniques;

  • Stay informed about the latest advancements in molecular biology, bioinformatics, and bioanalytical techniques;

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders to drive molecular research and innovation.

Qualifications for molecular biologists 

To become a molecular biologist, candidates should possess at least a Bachelor's degree in molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, or a related field. Advanced degrees (Master's or Ph.D.) in molecular biology or a related discipline are highly advantageous.

 

Other essential qualifications include:

  • 2-4+ years of experience in molecular biology research or related fields;
  • In-depth knowledge of molecular biology principles, genetics, and genomics;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities;
  • Attention to detail and organization skills;
  • Proficiency in laboratory techniques used in molecular biology;
  • A passion for advancing biological knowledge and contributing to scientific innovation.